Rohan Jaitley who is the 31-year-old son of former finance minister late Arun Jaitley was elected unopposed as the new president of Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA). Rohan Jaitley is slated to remain in the post till June 30, 2021.
Elections, however, will be held on November 5,6 and 8 while results of the elections will be declared on the following day 9th November deciding the fate of rest of the office bearers (treasurer and director).
Rohan Jaitley Won’t Mind A Contest As It’s Good For Democratic Process
Professionally lawyer Rohan Jaitley had filed his papers on the last day of nominations. Notably, his father late Arun Jaitley had also served as the president of DDCA between 1999 and 2013, but allegations were raised during his tenure by several politicians like Arvind Kejriwal, Kirti Azad, Ram Jethmalani and KPS Gill.
Rohan Jaitley, who said he would not mind a contest as it’s in line with the democratic process, was expected to be the unanimous choice of all opposing camps at the DDCA.
“I don’t mind a contest. It is good for the democratic process. The Idea is to bring in good people at appropriate times to have checks and balances in place,” Rohan Jaitley had said PTI after filing his nomination papers.
Sunil Kumar Goel, the only other candidate apart from Rohan Jaitley, had withdrawn after filing his nomination for the president’s post.
DDCA Was Without President After Rajat Sharma’s Resignation
The DDCA was a headless body for nearly a year after Rajat Sharma who is an Indian journalist and the Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, India TV resigned on 16th November 2019 from the post citing corruption and unprofessionalism in the association. Since then a lot of office bearers have been suspended at different times by the High Court and DDCA ombudsman.
“Yes, I have filed my nomination today. I would like to work for the betterment of Delhi cricket and would love to have everyone on the same page. It’s good to come back and serve the association with an aim to take it where it should be,” he had added.
Advocate Sunil Kumar Goel withdrew after filing his nomination for the president’s post. The final list of candidates was revealed by the Election Returning Officer. The deadline for withdrawal of candidature for candidates expired on Saturday after which list was revealed.